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40B Lps and Zoa reef (1 Viewer)

H-D-Fatboy-16

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So I got the 40 b from luman01 and im getting ready to sand the stand and get it down to wood and just stain the wood. What would be a good sealer besides paint, if I need to paint it I'm going to go with a sand color paint or a light gray. Equipment will be 2 nero 3s and 2 ai hydra 32s. Im still trying to pick my return pump but I really like the cor 15. I want to have an ato just not sure what to go with. I still need to shim the tank to get it level and I need to start working on my aqua scape as im using dry live rock.
 

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If you end up sanding and staining - I like matte polyurethane finish. I've used this and liked it. I do 3 or more coats. And don't make the same mistake I did once - never buy gel stain.
Matte poly is good aesthetically... however, I’ve found that a semi-gloss or high gloss finish is easier to just wipe water spots or salt off of. You can also find some stains (I used a weathered grey one recently) that have the poly in them already, so one and done ✅
 

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This stand is the basic 2x4 stand, skinned with good plywood, corners are plastic finish corners from Lowes glued in place to hide the plywood butted together and with 3 fully removeable magnetic doors. The tank measures 30" long by 18" wide by 20" deep with a modular marine external overflow and over the top return line. No water in it yet other than a water test. I may sell it since I may be moving soon. It was intended to be a species tank - a group of jawfish with nems or zoa's on top of the rocks. I think that makes it around 50 gallons set up in a peninsula format. It has a custom it open sump underneath. Since under the tank real estate is small, I was thinking about putting a side cabinet to hold all the controllers and such. My intent was to automate this system as much as possible including AWC. I am looking at getting a 30x30x20 tank as a gig nem species tank instead also set up as peninsula style.

Probably more than you want to know given we were just talking about the paint!
 

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